A recent study found that wildfires drive down real estate prices only in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The finding illuminates a troubling trend: Some of the West’s most fire-prone areas — densely forested landscapes that are conveniently close to cities — are also some of its most desirable.
Old bones always compete well for space. From Salt Lake City AP’s Brock Vergakis sends word of 7-foot Hagryphus giganteus, which means giant four-footed, birdlike god of the Western desert, as per the University of Utah paleontologist who helped study the 75-million-year-old remains. Read it